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NaturalGus

why not just call it Nintendo Entertainment System? I mean, it's not like people are going to confuse it with the actual NES or anything. Just slap a generation number on it and call it a day. Perhaps the NES7? Or the N7?

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King_Boo

I would kind of like it to just be abbreviated like the abbreviation for Gamecube, so Wii U is refereed to as WUN. Then the marketing could be "It's the one console you need."

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Kinioka

@Naturalgus- N7 sounds good,imo. But Wii U belongs to the eighth generation...N8 would probably be used to create the most basic jokes ever.

Edited on by Kinioka

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Mercury9

As I've mentioned somewhere else (I forget, I get lost in here!) I'd be all down for either "Nintendo" Or to help reference HD, NINTEHDO.

The "H" stylised to resemble an "N" that when placed next to the "D", resembles HD

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Wheels2050

Mercury9 wrote:

As I've mentioned somewhere else (I forget, I get lost in here!) I'd be all down for either "Nintendo" Or to help reference HD, NINTEHDO.

The "H" stylised to resemble an "N" that when placed next to the "D", resembles HD

It's not going to happen, but I like the idea of it being called just the Nintendo. I don't know what they would call the next console though!

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Wheels2050 wrote:

Mercury9 wrote:

As I've mentioned somewhere else (I forget, I get lost in here!) I'd be all down for either "Nintendo" Or to help reference HD, NINTEHDO.

The "H" stylised to resemble an "N" that when placed next to the "D", resembles HD

It's not going to happen, but I like the idea of it being called just the Nintendo. I don't know what they would call the next console though!

Non of these suggestions may happen! They are only fan suggestions.
It's called Wii U. I've been calling it Wii when talking about it to other people. Maybe I subconsciously think it's sounds silly or maybe I feel embarrassed to say it. I don't know.

All Nintendo consoles have been called "Nintendo" by me and my friends. Call it Mario's box of HD wonderment and I'd still call it my Nintendo. Playstation has this gift too. Each new version is almost always referred to as "The Playstation" even if the models are different, it is world famous for that single word.
Do more people know more about Nintendo or Wii? If Nintendo were to brand it simply, "Nintendo" it would receive more interest because the word Nintendo is probably more universally acknowledged than the word Wii is.

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NaturalGus wrote:

why not just call it Nintendo Entertainment System? I mean, it's not like people are going to confuse it with the actual NES or anything. Just slap a generation number on it and call it a day. Perhaps the NES7? Or the N7?

Just the Nintendo 7 or the N7 would be awesome... but they might have some copyright issues with BioWare and Mass Effect.

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Mercury9

A real world console will have issues with a space opera video game? I'm pretty sure Bioware is smart enough to spot the differences there!

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Squiggle55

Still not giving up hope for that name change. Not until it's actually in my hands and Wii U is staring me in the face taunting me with that ridiculous name.

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KidRad

Mercury9 wrote:

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Playstation beats the hell out of XBOX.
Wii U is definitly Nintendo's worst console name thus far. 'Wii' was unique and totaly unexpected, but Wii 'U' No...just no....

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Mercury9 wrote:

Playstation

Playstation beats the hell out of XBOX.
Wii U is definitly Nintendo's worst console name thus far. 'Wii' was unique and totaly unexpected, but Wii 'U' No...just no....

Well xbox stood for direct X box.

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Mercury9

Xbox is different. When thinking of Xbox, I, and probably many others think of the original console.
Xbox 360 is universally known as the "360" and dare I say some sections of the public may be unaware of it being part of the Xbox family.

Everyone knows Playstation. Everyone knows Nintendo. These are single words that are known around the world and they sell and get people talking. Xbox branding to some may be blurred because it's more known for its nickname. I really think "Nintendo" or even "The Nintendo" would turn more heads. It's simple, to the point and people know what it is regardless of model.

Example 1:
Kid: Hey, Mum! Can I have a 360 for my birthday?
Mum: What?!

Example 2:
Kid: Hey, Mum! Can I have a Playstation 3 for my birthday?
Mum: We'll see!

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Kinioka wrote:

@Naturalgus- N7 sounds good,imo. But Wii U belongs to the eighth generation...N8 would probably be used to create the most basic jokes ever.

Huh? Is there a joke about my name? N8 Nate

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Wheels2050

Mercury9 wrote:

Xbox is different. When thinking of Xbox, I, and probably many others think of the original console.
Xbox 360 is universally known as the "360" and dare I say some sections of the public may be unaware of it being part of the Xbox family.

Everyone knows Playstation. Everyone knows Nintendo. These are single words that are known around the world and they sell and get people talking. Xbox branding to some may be blurred because it's more known for its nickname. I really think "Nintendo" or even "The Nintendo" would turn more heads. It's simple, to the point and people know what it is regardless of model.

Example 1:
Kid: Hey, Mum! Can I have a 360 for my birthday?
Mum: What?!

Example 2:
Kid: Hey, Mum! Can I have a Playstation 3 for my birthday?
Mum: We'll see!

Spot on. However. I'd argue that amongst people who are not so familiar with video games, Wii would be a more recognisable brand name than Nintendo. People who are familiar with the consoles will know what it is regardless of name; however, people whose introduction to video gaming came last generation with the Wii will likely identify with that more than Nintendo.

(I obviously don't have any numbers to back up these statements, but there you go).

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the Wii brand name but it really doesn't matter either way. Names don't generally influence my decision to buy things!

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Kinioka

LordOtaku wrote:

Kinioka wrote:

@Naturalgus- N7 sounds good,imo. But Wii U belongs to the eighth generation...N8 would probably be used to create the most basic jokes ever.

Huh? Is there a joke about my name? N8 Nate

I was talking about some jokes that some haters could make with N8 - Nintendo hate...Nates... among others. N8 It's also the "name" of a very well know Nokias smartphone, so I doubt that will ever happen... I've nothing against your name.

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Mercury9

But surely more people that have never even picked up a console will know who Nintendo is than simply Wii. Nintendo as a brand is over 100 years old it has to be better known to people than nicknames or sub titles!

I remember panicking at the Wii when I heard about it and the lack of substantial Nintendo branding it had! So much so, I started to actually think it wasn't a Nintendo console! But thinking back, that was pretty stupid lol

Everyone knows Nintendo for lots of reasons. Videogames, Mario, but mainly the name alone. It's as recognisable as Disney, Facebook, Twitter. All of which, are single name brands. People may not even be a member of say, Twitter but they know what it is.

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Wheels2050

Mercury9 wrote:

But surely more people that have never even picked up a console will know who Nintendo is than simply Wii.

Hmm, yeah you're right. I've changed my mind - I think Nintendo would in fact have far greater brand recognition.

I don't know what I was thinking earlier

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Mercury9

Wheels2050 wrote:

Mercury9 wrote:

But surely more people that have never even picked up a console will know who Nintendo is than simply Wii.

Hmm, yeah you're right. I've changed my mind - I think Nintendo would in fact have far greater brand recognition.

I don't know what I was thinking earlier

Whuuuaaaaaaaaa?!?!?! You agree?! lol

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